Music: New Wrinkles from the Kinks

A hardy British perennial blooms once more

The Beatles reached for the sky. The Rolling Stones aimed at the crotch, and the Who went for the throat. The Kinks, shaking their collective cap and bells, drew a bead on the funny bone.

And endured. Indeed, flourished.

Their new album, One for the Road, a loopy, hard-driving souvenir of a 1979-80 concert tour, has settled down comfortably in the higher altitudes of the Top 40, and these hardy perennials of British rock's golden age have just embarked on a two-month concert tour of the States. All...

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